transalpine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj transalpine on or relating to or characteristic of the region or peoples beyond the Alps from Italy (or north of the Alps) "ancient transalpine Gaul was an area northwest of the Alps and included modern France and Belgium","Cracow was a transalpine university"
    • n transalpine one living on or coming from the other side of the Alps from Italy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Transalpine A native or inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps, that is, out of Italy.
    • a Transalpine Being on the farther side of the Alps in regard to Rome, that is, on the north or west side of the Alps; of or pertaining to the region or the people beyond the Alps; as, transalpine Gaul; -- opposed to cisalpine. "Transalpine garbs."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • transalpine Being or situated beyond the Alps, especially from Rome: as, transalpine Gaul: opposed to cisalpine. Compare transmontane.
    • n transalpine A native or an inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps, generally with reference to Rome.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Transalpine trans-al′pin beyond the Alps (in regard to Rome).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. transalpinus,; trans, across, beyond + Alpinus, Alpine, from Alpes, the Alps: cf. F. transalpin,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. transalpinustrans, beyond, Alpinus, pertaining to the Alps.

Usage

In literature:

Is it illusion or not that attracteth the pilgrim transalpine, Brings him a dullard and dunce hither to pry and to stare?
"Amours de Voyage" by Arthur Hugh Clough
The transalpine pope held in check by the pontiff of Geneva!
"Catherine de' Medici" by Honore de Balzac
To this Transalpine Gaul was afterward added.
"Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
The southeastern portion of Transalpine Gaul conquered by the Romans.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
Transalpine Gaul was substantially what is now France.
"History of Julius Caesar" by Jacob Abbott
That, in fact, is why our transalpine allies were so favorable to the union of Austria with Germany.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Gambling among them was carried further and produced more harm than it did in the transalpine cities.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
Another point of difference between Italy and the Transalpines is in the resistance offered to the Renaissance in the two regions.
"The Age of Erasmus" by P. S. Allen
What countries were included in Transalpine Gaul?
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
It was never quite indigenous, and they were afraid of this "German" transalpine art.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
Transalpine Gaul was shortly afterward added.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
It is certain that the Transalpine Gauls were a conspicuously taller race.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
In Transalpine Gaul very dangerous movements were said to be going on among the tribes.
"Ancient Rome" by Mary Agnes Hamilton
The second division is the Transalpine.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
He is a sturdy Kymrist, and believes not in literatures transalpine or transpyrenean.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
M. Lepidus had been nominated to Transalpine, and D. Brutus to Cisalpine Gaul.
"A Manual of Ancient History" by A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
A rebel Transalpine prelate, Hincmar, Archbishop of Rheims, had disputed the jurisdiction of the Pope, but was compelled to submit.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
Milan and Venice had each thought to use the Transalpine Powers for her own ends; they both became their prey.
"Venice and its Story" by Thomas Okey
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